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Debian GNU/Linux

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 29000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. Read more...

The latest stable release of Debian is 6.0. The last update to this release was made on October 8th, 2011. Read more about available versions of Debian.

Getting Started


[02 Nov 2011] DebConf12 Nicaragua dates confirmed
[08 Oct 2011] Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.3 released
[01 Oct 2011] Updated Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: 5.0.9 released
[18 Sep 2011] Upcoming point releases and call for test
[16 Aug 2011] Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday
[30 Jul 2011] DebConf11 ends as another success for the Debian Project

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Security Advisories

[15 Jan 2012] DSA-2390 openssl - several vulnerabilities
[15 Jan 2012] DSA-2389 linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak
[14 Jan 2012] DSA-2388 t1lib - several vulnerabilities
[11 Jan 2012] DSA-2387 simplesamlphp - insufficient input sanitation
[10 Jan 2012] DSA-2386 openttd - several vulnerabilities
[10 Jan 2012] DSA-2385 pdns - packet loop
[09 Jan 2012] DSA-2384 cacti - several vulnerabilities
[08 Jan 2012] DSA-2383 super - buffer overflow
[07 Jan 2012] DSA-2382 ecryptfs-utils - multiple vulnerabilities
[06 Jan 2012] DSA-2381 squid3 - invalid memory deallocation
[04 Jan 2012] DSA-2380 foomatic-filters - shell command injection
[04 Jan 2012] DSA-2379 krb5 - several vulnerabilities

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